State of BioWare and Looking Ahead.
As we start the new year, I wanted to take the opportunity to look back on 2021, talk about where we are as a studio right now, and share some thoughts and plans for the future.
This has been another challenging year, with both work and home life continuing to be disrupted by the uncertainty of the global pandemic. But despite all that, it has been an absolute joy to lead a studio with so many unbelievably talented people, a team that always pushes the envelope through innovation and an unflagging pursuit of quality. Looking back, we had a couple of exciting moments when two people at the studio reached historic milestones: They both celebrated working with BioWare for 25 years! The entire studio celebrated along with them, and it was amazing hearing what the studio, the people, and the journey have meant to them.
Even with the challenges of the pandemic, we saw some earlier success with the incredible reception to the launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition in May. From the press to our fans, the feedback has been insanely positive.
This past year certainly hasn’t been without its challenges, though. Continuing to work under the pressure of a world pandemic has not been easy. The biggest challenge continues to be the uncertainty of it all, which makes everyone’s life more difficult and makes it hard to plan for the future.
Jan 07, 2022 at 21:13